Monday, June 15, 2009

Prince of Persia the Graphic Novel


This is another title from one of my favorite publishers of graphic novels, First Second and this time they're offering the back story to a computer game that I remember my oldest son (who is now 24) playing when he was younger. So, yes, most teens may not know about Prince of Persia but the story which delves into the mythology and history of this region. The illustrations are wonderful and I'll be curious to hear what others think of this new book.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger


It's always exciting when I notice a new book by an author I enjoy. And so far I have to say that Brent Hartinger's newest title, "Project Sweet Life" is no exception. Hartinger's writing is always excellent and he clearly has the voice of teens in his head when he writes.

This time we've got a group of teens who are trying to avoid getting their first summer jobs. They're all 15 so they feel like it's their right to not work for one last summer. Unfortunately their parents think otherwise. This is sure to be a hit with fans of his earlier works.